Did Shakespeare have a halberd?

Did Shakespeare have a halberd?

The men of Willem Barentsz shooting a polar bear while holding in back a with halberds. 1596 engraving by Gerrit de Veer Source A halberd (also called halbard, halbert or Swiss voulge) is a two-handed pole weapon that came to widespread use in the 14-15th centuries. ...
Episode 39: Sarah Enloe and The Blackfriars Theater

Episode 39: Sarah Enloe and The Blackfriars Theater

Welcome to Episode #039 of That Shakespeare Life, the podcast that takes you behind the curtain and into the life of William Shakespeare. I believe that if you want to understand Shakespeare's plays, then understanding the life of William Shakespeare, the man, is...
Episode 38: Aubrey Whitlock Explains Exit Pursued by a Bear

Episode 38: Aubrey Whitlock Explains Exit Pursued by a Bear

Welcome to Episode #038 of That Shakespeare Life, the podcast that takes you behind the curtain and into the life of William Shakespeare. I believe that if you want to understand Shakespeare's plays, then understanding the life of William Shakespeare, the...
Episode 33: Music in Shakespeare’s Plays with Mary Springfels

Episode 33: Music in Shakespeare’s Plays with Mary Springfels

Welcome to Episode #033 of That Shakespeare Life. Music is used as a dramatic device in Shakespeare's plays, spurring forward the story of the play with songs, dances, and musical flourishes. With the idea of a soundtrack or orchestra being so ubiquitous to modern...
Episode 32: Costuming Shakespeare with Patricia Lennox

Episode 32: Costuming Shakespeare with Patricia Lennox

When it comes to Shakespeare’s costumes, the stage directions rarely, if at all, are the costumes of a particular play detailed out. Of course his characters wore costumes, and used props, but exactly what were they? And why does it matter? Welcome to Episode #32...